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Hurst Watercolor Collections

John Wesley – A Pictorial Journey begins and ends in Epworth, the boyhood home of Wesley.  The book takes in many notable as well as lesser-known locations visited by the early preachers of Methodism.  The World Methodist Museum offers these books for sale and also features two rooms which are referred to as the Hurst […]

World Methodist Museum Honors Women in Methodism

As part of a new exhibit that calls attention to the efforts of women helping to spread the gospel and the Methodist faith, the World Methodist Museum hosted the unveiling of a portrait of Helenor Davisson, a circuit riding minister from 1866, was a highlight of the program which included a time of fellowship with […]

Jackie Bolden to Head Museum

The World Methodist Museum has recently named Jackie Bolden as the replacement for outgoing director, Sarah Beth Lee. Bolden, a Haywood County, North Carolina resident, has spent over two decades leading non-profit organizations in the area. As the Executive Director of Folkmoot, she oversaw the festival’s growth and expansion, enabling it to become NC’s largest […]

From the Director…

By Sarah Beth Lee Spring has finally turned to summer and the Museum is full of activity. As my time as the director of the World Methodist Museum comes to a close, I want to take a moment and thank the Friends of the World Methodist Museum for their support. I will be answering a […]

Museum Partners with Duke Divinity Library

The Museum also began a long term project to better ensure the protection and accessibility of its valuable manuscript collections. Museum staff members embarked upon a partnership with Duke Divinity Library to make the Museum’s precious letters of several Methodist forefathers available through the Library’s Digital Archive. Gradually over the coming months and years, some […]

Reserve your tickets now for the 2014 Friends of the World Methodist Museum’s Annual Banquet!

Join us for an evening of fellowship, a meal, and an excellent presentation. Dr. Richard Heitzenrater, noted for his abundant scholarship on Church History and John Wesley, will present on “The Historical John Wesley.” Reservations for dinner at the annual banquet are $18.00. They can be purchased during the Museum’s open hours (Tuesday-Saturday from 9:00-12:00 […]

From the Director… May 2014

Welcome to the new Saddlebag Notes from the World Methodist Museum! As the Museum begins to grow and change, we hope that this insert into the First Friday Letter will help not only the local audience of the World Methodist Museum, but also the entire world to be informed about the exciting work being done […]

Adopt an Artifact

The World Methodist Museum urges web and traditional visitors  to “Adopt an Artifact.” In the coming months as the Museum works to better preserve its manuscripts, it will use quite a bit of archival polyester film to encapsulate these old paper materials. This film comes in rolls with the smallest rolls starting at around $70 […]

April and May bring busy Confirmation Season

Just as the flowers and trees were waking up with activity in April, so too was the World Methodist Museum. During the previous month the Museum served around 550 visitors, including over 300 middle-school age confirmands and the Professional Association of United Methodist Church Secretaries. The confirmands especially saw Methodist history come to life as […]

Museum welcomes Confirmands from Lincolnton County, NC!

  Confirmands from Lincolnton County, NC, pose for a picture on the steps of the World Methodist Museum and in front of John Wesley’s traveling pulpit. The outing gave these students a chance to explore Methodist history outside of the church walls. To schedule your group for a visit to the World Methodist Museum, please […]

World Methodist Museum welcomes PAUMCS

The World Methodist Museum was visited by the Professional Association of United Methodist Church Secretaries (PAUMCS), who were holding their 2014 meetings in nearby Asheville, North Carolina. Over fifty members of the PAUMCS stopped by the museum and took in the exhibits on a beautiful afternoon in Lake Junaluska. The visit was brief, but well-received. […]

World Methodist Museum welcomes New Director

The World Methodist Museum in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina is proud to welcome Sarah Beth Lee as the new Museum Director. Sarah Beth was previously employed by the Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site in Asheville, North Carolina and brings with her a passion for history and preservation. A native of Haywood County, Sarah Beth is […]

Confirm ’14

Throughout March, the World Methodist Museum was pleased to welcome Confirmation groups from the Intentional Growth Center’s Confirm ’14 program. The theme for the 2013-2014 Confirmation season is “I Promise – to be faithful in Prayers, Presence, Gifts, Services and Witness.”. Throughout March, over a thousand confirmands visited the museum to learn about the life of John Wesley and the […]